The son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, wanted to lead the country. On Sunday, November 14, the local TV channel “Libia al-Ahrar” reports.
As noted, Saif al-Islam has applied to participate as a candidate in the presidential elections. He submitted the document to the regional election commission in the city of Sebha, which is located in the south of Libya.
In August, it was reported that the Libyan Prosecutor’s office issued an arrest warrant for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. It was noted that he was suspected of having ties with Russian mercenaries.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was born in 1972. He studied in Switzerland and the United Kingdom, where he graduated from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). During the reign of his father, he was engaged in Libya’s foreign relations with Western countries. After the overthrow of his father, he led the resistance for a short time, but at the end of 2011, he was captured and brought to trial. In 2017, he has released thanks to the amnesty proclaimed by the Libyan government.
In 2018, he participated in the presidential elections, which were disrupted due to the beginning of the offensive of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s troops on the Libyan capital. According to Bloomberg, Saif al-Islam allegedly repeatedly flew to Moscow for financial and diplomatic support. In Russia, this information was not confirmed.